Japan 1950s Available Online

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List of Japanese films from 1950s available online WITH English subtitles.

See list of Japanese films from 1950s available online WITHOUT English subtitles here: http://www.imdb.com/list/dpV7JvvgQDw/

Unknown - Kaiketsu kuro zukin maguna no hitomi AKA Black Hooded Man 3 (1955) (this might be same as The Black Hooded Man)

- = Added to IMDb, but not yet submitted
+ = Added to IMDb, submitted
^ = Someone else added to IMDb
* = Added to iCM list

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*+ Bin Kado - Kaibyô Ômagatsuji AKA The Ghost Cat of Ouma Crossing (1954)
*+ Yasushi Sasaki - Oedo Senryo Bayashi aka The Swordman and The Actress (1955)
*+ Ryo Hagiwara - Furisode Taiheiki AKA Scramble For Fortune (1956)
*+ Yasushi Sasaki - Mito Komon aka Lord Mito 1 (1957)
*+ Kokichi Uchide - Hibari Torimonocho: Furisode Koban AKA Detective Hibari 3: Hidden Coin (1959)
*+ Kiyoshi Saeki - Gozonji kaiketsu kurozukin maguna no hitomi AKA The Black Hooded Man (1955)
*+ Kokichi Uchide - Gozonji kaiketsu kurozukin dai-ni-wa shinsengumi tsuigeki AKA The Black Hooded Man 2 (1955)
*+ Matsuda Sadatsugu - Ôedo shichininshû AKA Seven From Edo (1958)
*+ Sadatsugu Matsuda - Foul Play / Tarao Bannai Hayabusa no Kao (1955)
*+ Kinnosuke Fukada - Wakasama samurai torimonochô: mano shibijin yashiki AKA Case of a Young Lord 3 (1956)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3692566/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_28
*^ Sadatsugu Matsuda - Ninja's Weapon (1956)
*^ Saeki Kiyoshi - Sasaki Kojiro (1957)
*^ Tai Kato - Genji kuro sassoki: nuregami nitoryu AKA Tales of Young Genji Kuro 1 (1957)
*^ Tai Kato - Genji kuro sassoki: byakko nitoryu AKA Tales of Young Genji Kuro 2 (1958)
*^ Masahiro Makino - Tatsumaki bugyo AKA Magistrate Toyama 3: The Whirlwind Magistrate (1959)
*+ Sadatsugu Matsuda and Isao Kobayashi - The Seven Faces of Bannai Tarao / Tarao Bannai Senritsu no Nanakamen (1956)
*+ Tsunei Kobayashi - Deep Blue Sea (1957)
*+ Sasaki Yasushi - Bored Hatamoto: Riddle of the Snake Princess' Mansion (1957)
*+ Sasaki Yasushi - Detective Duel (1958)
*+ Kunio Watanabe - First Love of Okon (1958)
*+ Fukada Kinnosuke - Magistrate Toyama 1: The Falcon Magistrate (1957)
*+ Fukada Kinnosuke - Magistrate Toyama 2: Fireball Magistrate (1958)
*+ Sawajima Tadashi - Magistrate Toyama 4: Edo Official and Apprentice (1959)
*+ Saeki Kiyoshi - No Advice Taken (1958)
*+ Saeki Kiyoshi - Romance Freestyle (1958)
*+ Saeki Kiyoshi - Sister With Sister (1958)
*+ Shoji Matsumura - Mysteries of Edo (1956)
*+ Sawashima Tadashi - Noble Tasuke (1958)
*+ Sawashima Tadashi - Isshin Tasuke, A Man Among Men (1959)
*+ Fukuda Kinnosuke - Girl With the Fire Banner (1958)
*+ Fukada Kinnosuke - Case of a Young Lord, Part 1 (1957)
*+ Fukada Kinnosuke - Case of a Young Lord, Part 2 (1957)
*^ Shoji Matsumuta - Kujakujo no hanayome AKA Bride of Peacock Castle (1959)
*+ Ryo Hagiwara - Shinshokoku monogatari, benikujaku: 2, 3, 4, 5
*+ Hideo Ôba - Kimi no na wa 2
*+ Hideo Ôba - Kimi no na wa 3
*^ Shoji Matsumura - Bride of Peacock Castle (1959)
*^ Yasushi Sasaki - Showdown at the Great Tone River 血闘水滸伝 怒濤の対決 (1959)
These two are same: (koi yamabiko)
* MAKINO Masahiro - Echo in the Mountains (1959)
* Masahiro Makino - Love And Echo (1959)
* Saeki Kiyoshi - Sasaki Kojiro 1 & 2 (1957)
* Tai Kato - Great King of Mongolia (1959)
*+ Kiyoshi Sakei - The Young Boss (1958)
*+ Masahiro Makino - An Actor's Revenge 雪之丞変化 (1959)
* Sasaki Yasushi - Bored Hatamoto: Acrobats of Death AKA A Sword Against Intrigue (1959)
* Uchide Kokichi - Detective Hibari 3: Hidden Coin (1959)
*+ Masaharu Matsumura - Uguisu-jo no Hanayome AKA The Bride in Uguisu Castle (1958)
*+ Yasushi Sasaki - With Song in my Heart 希望の乙女 (1958)
*+ Saeki Kiyoshi - Fight Festival in Edo 大江戸喧嘩纏 (1957)
*+ Yasushi Sasaki - Blooded Spear (1959)
*+ Yasujiro Shimazu - Kazoku kaigi AKA Family Meeting (1936)
*+ Ozawa Shigehiro - Shingo juban-shobu part 2 AKA Shingo's original challenge - 新吾十番勝負 第二部 (1959)
* Sadatsugu Matsuda - Mito Komon 2 (1959)
+Tadashi Sawashima - Gentle Breeze (1959)
+ Yasushi Sasaki - Shin Shokoku Monotagari AKA Seven Vows Part 1 (1956)
+ Yasushi Sasaki - Shin Shokoku Monotagari AKA Seven Vows Part 2 (1957)
+ Yasushi Sasaki - Shin Shokoku Monotagari AKA Seven Vows Part 3 (1957)
+ Kokichi Uchide - Satomi Hakkenden: Eight Brave Brothers 2 (1959)
+ Kokichi Uchide - Satomi Hakkenden: Eight Brave Brothers 3 (1959)
+ Case of Young Lord 7: Red Crane House 若さま侍捕物帖 紅鶴屋敷 (1958)
+ Case of a Young Lord 4: Bridal Robe in Blood 若さま侍捕物手帖 鮮血の晴着 (1957)
+ Ryo Hagiwara - Clan Revival (1954) Part 1
+ Ryo Hagiwara - Clan Revival (1954) Part 2
+ Ryo Hagiwara - Clan Revival (1954) Part 3
+ KAWANO Juichi - Sorcerer's Orb (1954) - Parts 1-5
^ Tai Kato, Daisuke Itô - Tales of Young Genji Kuro 1-3 (1957-1962)
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Missing:

Doubutsu Mura no Daisodou (1942) (animation)
Dekobou no Jidousha Ryokou (1934) (animation)

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TODO

Check cast for Sorcerer's Orb sequels (script failed)

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Mistakes:

Sasaki Yasushi - Mito Komon 1959 <- ADC has this as 1959 but I'm 99.99% sure it's the 1957 one since the 1959 version doesn't exist on Allcinema/JMDb.

Sadatsugu Matsuda - Mito Komon 3 (1959) <- This is really 1960.

Ryo Hagiwara - Clan Revival 新諸国物語 笛吹童子 (1954) NTSC DVD5 <- I think this is just the 3 films in one DVD?

Trackers have Shingo's Original Challenge 1-2 (1959) linked to IMDb's Shingo juban-shobu page, however, the correct one is missing and it's 新吾十番勝負 第一部 第二部 総集編(1959): http://www.allcinema.net/prog/show_c.php?num_c=329586.
Probably can't be added to IMDb though as I can't find a release date

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Not listed:
Otello (TV 1959)
Japanese Performance Art, 1956-1970 (Outdoor Gutai Art Exhibition (1956), 2nd Gutai Art Exhibition (1956), Gutai Art on Stage (1957), Gutai Art on Stage (1956))
Ebizo Ichikawa - Narukami (1956) (English commentary)
Sublime Performance Collection of Nohgaku: Kyogen Edition (1959/1969/1974)
Narukami The Priest (1956) (Kabuki play) (English commentary)
Ana-ta-han (1953)
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1.
Tateshi Danpei (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Stage sword-fighting and fencing instructor and choreographer, or 'tateshi', Ichikawa Danpei was a man... (103 mins.)
Director: Masahiro Makino
 
2.
The Munekata Sisters (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Setsuko is unhappily to Mimura, an engineer with no job and a bad drinking habit. She had always been... (112 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
3.
Rashomon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A heinous crime and its aftermath are recalled from differing points of view. (88 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
4.
Portrait of Madame Yuki (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Young servant girl Hamako has just started working for her personal hero, Madame Yuki. Her romanticized view of the Madame is broken immediately, as she is introduced with a list of the Madame's personal problems. (88 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
5.
Scandal (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A celebrity photograph sparks a court case as a tabloid magazine spins a scandalous yarn over a painter and a famous singer. (104 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
6.
The Angry Street (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(105 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
7.
White Beast (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Keiko Yukawa is a former prostitute and the newest inmate at White Lily, a female rehabilitation facility. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
8.
Kike wadatsumi no koe: Nippon senbotsu gakusei shuki (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
(109 mins.)
Director: Hideo Sekigawa
 
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10.
Battle of Roses (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In Japan, after the death of Mr. Masago, her wife Satomi Masago loses the family's company "Lily Cosmetic" to Mr... (98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
11.
Wedding Ring (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A jewelry store president begins to fall for the doctor treating her husband's illness (via Hulu). (96 mins.)
 
12.
The Lady of Musashino (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Set in post-war Japan, The Lady of Musashino tells the story of Michiko, a disillusioned young woman trapped in a loveless marriage. She confides in her younger cousin, Tsutomo, and the two become close. (88 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
13.
Meshi (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Michiyo lives in the small place Osaka and is not happy with her marriage, all she does is cook and clean for her husband. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
14.
Ginza Cosmetics (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A few days in the life of a quiet geisha, single mother of a young, smart boy, in the lively Tokyo quarter of Ginza... (87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
15.
The Idiot (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman. (166 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
16.
The Dancer (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The troubled relationship between a writer and his ballet teacher wife, who has for years loved another man, finally leads to the breakup of the family. (85 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
17.
Carmen Comes Home (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A girl who had left her home village for life in Tokyo returns to her home years later, and evokes a scandal when the locals discover that she's a stripper. (86 mins.)
 
18.
Five Men of Edo (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
During the 17th Century bands of hatamoto, samurai vassals of the Tokugawa shogunate, were causing havoc in the new capital city of Edo... (132 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Itô
 
19.
Bakushû (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A family chooses a match for their daughter Noriko, but she, surprisingly, has her own plans. (125 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
20.
Miss Oyu (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Shinnosuke is introduced to Shizu as a prospective marriage partner, but he falls in love with her widowed sister Oyu... (94 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
21.
Dispersed Clouds (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Heinosuke Gosho
 
22.
Genji monogatari (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Based on the classic novel by Murasaki Shikibu, written over 1000 years ago. Genji, the son of the emperor... (121 mins.)
 
23.
Boyhood (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When a family has to relocate due to the war, they are ostracized by their new community. (111 mins.)
 
24.
Fireworks Over the Sea (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
The Kamiya family struggles to keep the town fishing association from going bankrupt as they deal with a dishonest captain and his degenerate crew. (122 mins.)
 
25.
The Good Fairy (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
(108 mins.)
 
26.
Mother (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A teenaged girl witnesses her widowed mother's attempt to sustain her family. (98 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
27.
Inazuma (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Poor, pathetic mother Ose (Kumeko Urabe) has four children, three daughters and a son, by four different men. (87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
28.
Children of Hiroshima (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Post war Hiroshima: It's been four years since the last time she visited her hometown. Takako faces the after effects of the A-bomb when she travels around the city to call on old friends. (97 mins.)
Director: Kaneto Shindô
 
29.
The Life of Oharu (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Follows a woman's fight and survival amid the vicissitudes of life and the cruelty of the society. (148 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
30.
Okuni to Gohei (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
(91 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
31.
Ikiru (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A bureaucrat tries to find a meaning in his life after he discovers he has terminal cancer. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
32.
Flavor of Green Tea Over Rice (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A childless middle-aged couple faces a marital crisis of sorts. (115 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
33.
Carmen Falls in Love (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A naive stripper falls for an artist engaged to the daughter of a controversial female politician. (103 mins.)
 
34.
Sword for Hire (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Soldiers Hayatenosuke Sasa and Kagami Yaheiji leave their besieged castle on a secret mission into the enemy camp... (135 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
35.
Araki Mataemon: Kettô kagiya no tsuji (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Mataemon Araki, a renowned swordsman, helps a young man find vengeance. (82 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Mori
 
36.
Youth of the Son (1952)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The story of a father and two teen-aged sons, and the rivalry between the two siblings as they begin to discover the attraction of girls. (45 mins.)
 
37.
Ugetsu (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A tale of ambition, family, love, and war set in the midst of the Japanese Civil Wars of the sixteenth century. (96 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
38.
Tokyo Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
An old couple visit their children and grandchildren in the city; but the children have little time for them. (136 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
39.
Older Brother, Younger Sister (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
In Older Brother, Younger Sister, director Mikio Naruse's adaptation of an oft-filmed popular novel by Saisei Murô... (86 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
40.
Where Chimneys Are Seen (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Where Chimneys Are Seen focuses primarily on the interconnected lives of two couples in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Senju, a poor industrial section of Tokyo. (108 mins.)
Director: Heinosuke Gosho
 
41.
Gan (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
(104 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
 
42.
Wife (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Tokyo. Mihoko and Toichi Nakagawa's ten year marriage is crumbling out of inertia. Each knows the other isn't happy... (89 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
43.
Husband and Wife (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
(87 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
44.
Gate of Hell (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A samurai pursues a married lady-in-waiting. (89 mins.)
 
45.
Gion bayashi (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the post-war, the sixteen year-old teenager Eiko seeks out the geisha Miyoharu in the district of Gion... (85 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
46.
Sincerity (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young student (Akira Inshihama) falls into a hopeless romantic attraction to an invalid girl (Keiko Awaji) whom he can only see from afar. (95 mins.)
 
47.
Himeyuri no Tô (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(130 mins.)
Director: Tadashi Imai
 
48.
A Japanese Tragedy (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alternating in time, between the end of World War II and 1953, Haruko, a widow, does what she can to keep her daughter Utako and son Seiichi safe... (116 mins.)
 
49.
The Thick-Walled Room (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
From the Criterion Collection: "Among the first Japanese films to deal directly with the scars of World War II... (110 mins.)
 
50.
Seven Samurai (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. (207 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
51.
Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Depicts the early life of the legendary warrior Musashi Miyamoto; his years as an aspiring warrior, an outlaw and finally a true samurai. (93 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
52.
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In medieval Japan, a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression. (124 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
53.
Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future. (156 mins.)
 
54.
Late Chrysanthemums (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
What is the life of a Geisha like once her beauty has faded and she has retired? Kin has saved her money... (101 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
55.
The Woman of Rumour (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Hatsuko Umabuchi is a widow who runs a prosperous geisha house in present day Kyoto. Her daughter Yukiko... (83 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
56.
Yama no oto (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The businessman Ogata Shingo works with his son Shuichi, who is his secretary, and they live together... (96 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
57.
Godzilla (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
American nuclear weapons testing results in the creation of a seemingly unstoppable, dinosaur-like beast. (96 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
58.
An Inn at Osaka (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An Inn at Osaka, rarely seen outside Japan, follows the story of an insurance company executive from Tokyo, Mr. Mito, who is demoted to the Osaka office. He takes a room at a small inn and tries to rebuild his life. (122 mins.)
Director: Heinosuke Gosho
 
59.
The Crucified Lovers (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Ishun is a wealthy, but unsympathetic, master printer who has wrongly accused his wife and best employee of being lovers. To escape punishment, the accused run away together, but Ishun is certain to be ruined if word gets out. (102 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
60.
Somewhere Under the Broad Sky (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family in the city of Tokyo running a liquor store overcome their impotence and dysfunction as they induce an understanding through each other of how to deal with their individual problems. (109 mins.)
 
61.
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Godzilla battles an irradiated Ankylosaur and destroys Osaka in the process. (82 mins.)
Director: Motoyoshi Oda
 
62.
Chiyari Fuji (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A samurai travels to Edo with his two servants. On their way, they meet many people and encounter great injustice. (94 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida
 
63.
I Live in Fear (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An aging, industrialist Japanese man becomes so fearful of nuclear war that it begins to take a toll on his life and family. (103 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
64.
Floating Clouds (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A tragic social drama set in post war Japan and concerns a lonely woman trying to find purpose and stability in a devastated Tokyo. (123 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
65.
Taira Clan Saga (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Special Forces commander Captain Tadamori returns to Kyoto after successfully defeating the uprising of pirates in the western sea of Japan... (108 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
66.
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Musashi Miyamoto returns to Kyoto after years of absence. After a series of fights against the Yoshioka School, he challenges its master to a duel. (104 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
67.
Yôkihi (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to... (98 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
68.
 
69.
The Heart (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
At the end of Meiji era a young student befriend an older man who as a proof of trust but also as a kind of exorcism entrust him his secret, a story about jealousy, betrayal , shame and guilt. (120 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
70.
She Was Like a Wild Chrysanthemum (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An old man, being rowed along a river, sees a field of daisies (or Wild Chrysanthemums, as they are described in the title... (100 mins.)
 
71.
Jû jin yuki otoko (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A yeti terrorizes people on top of Mount Fuji. (94 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
72.
The Tattered Wings (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
(99 mins.)
 
73.
Beautiful Days (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Masaki Kobayashi directs this romantic drama concerning a family of florists. (120 mins.)
 
74.
Street of Shame (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The personal tales of various prostitutes who occupy a Japanese brothel. (87 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
 
75.
Warning from Space (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
UFOs are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic... (87 mins.)
Director: Kôji Shima
 
76.
Flowing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Otsuta is running the geisha house Tsuta in Tokyo. Her business is heavily in debt. Her daughter Katsuyo... (117 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
77.
The Burmese Harp (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk. (116 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
78.
Rodan (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mutant pterosaurs and prehistoric insects terrorize humanity. (82 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
79.
Yotsuya kaidan (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Oiwa has been searching for the one who killed her father for a long time. She comes to Yedo and sees a man named Naosuke... (86 mins.)
Director: Masaki Môri
 
80.
Early Spring (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young man and his wife struggle within the confines of their passionless relationship while he has an extramarital romance. (144 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
81.
Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Musashi Miyamoto is challenged to a duel by a confident swordsman Sasaki Kojiro. He agrees to fight him in a year's time. (105 mins.)
Director: Hiroshi Inagaki
 
82.
Crazed Fruit (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for. (86 mins.)
Director: Kô Nakahira
 
83.
A Wife's Heart (1956)
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(101 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
84.
Madame White Snake (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lavish Japanese-Chinese coproduction based on an ancient Chinese legend about a man who falls in love with a snake goddess in human form. (103 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
 
85.
 
86.
Suzaki Paradise Red Light (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A couple stand indecisively on a bridge in Asakusa. Tsutae and Yoshiji have lost confidence and passion... (81 mins.)
 
87.
Shûu (1956)
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This wry chamber piece from director Mikio Naruse focuses on a couple whose pet peeves and minor irritations escalate into major rifts and animosity. (91 mins.)
Director: Mikio Naruse
 
88.
Neko to Shôzô to futari no onna (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A timid man who has spent much of his life attempting without success to get out from under the domination of his mother... (136 mins.)
Director: Shirô Toyoda
 
89.
Fountainhead (1956)
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(129 mins.)
 
90.
Peach Boy (1956)
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(87 mins.)
 
91.
I Will Buy You (1956)
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Kobayashi's pitiless take on Japan's professional baseball industry is unlike any other sports film ever made... (111 mins.)
 
92.
Farewell to Dream (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The conflicting dreams of the members of a Japanese family are threatened by a continuing series of misfortunes. (78 mins.)
 
93.
The Mysterians (1957)
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Aliens arrive on Earth and ask permission to be given a certain tract of land for their people to live on... (89 mins.)
Director: Ishirô Honda
 
94.
Tôkyô boshoku (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two sisters find out the existence of their long-lost mother, but the younger cannot take the truth of being abandoned as a child. (140 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
95.
Throne of Blood (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he would become lord of Spider's Web Castle. (110 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
96.
The Lower Depths (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a Japanese slum, various residents play out their lives, dreaming of better things or settling for their lot. Among them is a man who pines for a young woman but is stymied by her deceptive family. (137 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
97.
I Am Waiting (1957)
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A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer. (91 mins.)
 
98.
Kisses (1957)
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Story of a young couple whose fathers are prison bound. (74 mins.)
 
99.
Black River (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Perhaps Kobayashi's most sordid film, Black River is an exposé of the rampant corruption on and around U.S... (114 mins.)
 
100.
Sword in the Moonlight (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Tsukue Ryunosuke is a master swordsman with an evil style, reflecting the evil in his heart. (106 mins.)
Director: Tomu Uchida